I hear a lot of people say weekends are the hardest time for staying on track, or sticking to your low carb diet.
That’s not the case for me, whether I’m going out or staying in, because my ketogenic low carb diet has just become “who I am” – or part of my everyday lifestyle.
I think it also helps to focus on the FUN instead of the food, which is something we discussed in this week’s low carb class (those recordings are available to replay anytime now, btw!).
I made a quick trip to Atlanta for “girls night out” with a couple of friends last weekend for example, so I’ll give you a photo tour of my low carb road trip to give you some ideas…
It was a beautiful weekend for a road trip between Tennessee and Georgia!
Low Carb Road Trips & Keto Weekends
Before I left for Atlanta on Saturday, I ate super low carb. I tend to do that on days when I know I’ll be eating out somewhere or if I plan on having a few drinks that night.
There is always the potential for hidden carbs in restaurant foods, and even low carb beer or alcoholic drinks can really add up on you too! 😉
I also pack my own low carb snacks and foods for road trips, just in case I need a quick meal or something to power through a situation where I can’t get a low carb meal.
I’ll show you what I ate, and my MyFitnessPal food logs for both Saturday and Sunday while traveling…
My Low Carb Meals on Saturday
I had a busy morning and started the day off with a Zero Carb Keto Shake. The chocolate is zero net carbs, the vanilla is only one net carb, so that was an easy meal replacement that holds me over – without any carbs!
You can get the keto shake mix in individual packets for on-the-go or in larger tubs (a better deal), and you can get the tumbler there too which is super convenient! See: Ketologie Keto Shakes Our coupon code is LowCarbTraveler for a discount.
Before I headed out I made a big plate of cheesy eggs…
It’s 5 eggs, real cheese cubed off the block, scrambled in real butter. Easy, delicious, filling and super low carb!
I met up with my friends at R. Thomas Deluxe Grill in Atlanta where we had a FABULOUS dinner! I love that they have all-day breakfast options on the menu. 🙂
I got the Peachtree Morning breakfast platter with 3 fried eggs, bacon, steamed broccoli – and fresh strawberries in place of toast. 😍
My friend Alice (on my right below) had a big bunless burger with avocado and bacon and steamed broccoli. My friend Monique (left) had some type of paleo bowl – she eats low carb, but mostly paleo/gluten free.
We all enjoyed the dinner! Delicious, and really fun little place. 🙂
We had a glass of wine and a toast before we went out.
Actually they had champagne – but Alice was nice enough to have my favorite low carb wine on hand: Beringer White Zinfandel.
It’s 8.4 carbs per 5oz glass, and I only MEANT to have one glass… but when she poured me another one, well – so there were two. 🙂 🙂 haha
After dinner and wine we went out to a favorite little spot and danced ALL NIGHT LONG!
Unfortunately they didn’t have my low carb beer there (I like Michelob Ultra when I’m out dancing), so I had rum & diet coke instead.
That’s always my go-to in a pinch since it’s zero carbs – as long as you stay away from flavored rums, which are full of sugar. 😉
We closed the place down dancing and laughing, which was a great time! Then headed to waffle house for a quick bite to eat before we called it a night.
To be honest, the rum hit me hard. I don’t drink often, lol. So I was SERIOUSLY TEMPTED to order something I shouldn’t.
I turned to Alice and said, “Order for me too, please” and went to wash my hands. I came back to this beautiful and simple plate of 3 fried eggs and bacon!
THAT is a great friend indeed, lol. 😉
This is Monique and Alice, the girl friends I was out with for the weekend. Amazingly smart and beautiful women and FUN friends!
How in the world did they manage to look so gorgeous at 4am in Waffle House lighting?! I’m still trying to figure that one out, lol. 😛
Breakfast, a good sleep, and a serious hangover later…
The only thing I really wanted when I got up Sunday morning was coffee and WATER, lots of water! 🙂
Around mid morning we pulled out a few things to make a healthy but light snack to enjoy, mostly just grazing and chatting…
I mentioned I brought plenty of low carb foods with me “just in case” and Alice had some fresh blackberries, raspberries & blueberries in her refrigerator – and ooh, provolone cheese!
I also had some FBOMB Nut Butter Packets, so I taught Alice how to warm those up a little with body heat so they knead up nice and smooth.
Although I think she was skeptical about “stuffing her bra” with snacks. 🙂 haha
The Macadamia Pecan & Sea Salt was AMAZING over fresh berries! ❤️
Those are from Love You Foods and my promo code is LOWCARBTRAVELER for a discount
That’s what I had too, and we split a Stoka Bar which is both gluten free and keto friendly, and just 4 net carbs for a whole bar.
Alice tried the Peanut Butter Know Cookies too but she preferred the Stoka Bar. 🙂
The new Stoka Bars are crunchy, like a Nature’s Valley Granola Bar – love!!
It may not look like much on my plate above, but remember: I had bacon & eggs before I slept that morning – and this plate was 420 calories, because I finished the Macadamia Pecan nut butter packet too.
I felt pretty satisfied and enjoyed the beautiful sunny Fall afternoon in Atlanta with Alice before heading back to Tennessee.
On my way out of the city I stopped at Starbucks and got a 31oz (Trenta) iced coffee for the road trip home.
It has about half a cup of heavy whipping cream in it (no classic syrup!) and 4 pumps of sugar free vanilla + 4 pumps of sugar free cinnamon dolce. Delicious combo, and refreshing for a sunny road trip!
I was pretty close to home when I felt a little hungry, so I had another Fat Bomb packet while I enjoyed the scenic route back home – around the back side of Chattanooga and over the mountain.
I was too tired for a big dinner when I got home Sunday evening, and honestly I felt satisfied enough… and got some rest. 🙂
Here’s how I logged my meals & wine over the weekend:
It’s so nice when you’re friends are “keto considerate” and even better when they eat low carb as well, because you can share your treats with them. 🙂
Regardless though, time out enjoying great friends and good conversation is SO nice. It’s important to focus on the people, the fun, the things you talk about, the places you go – the experiences – rather than being focused on the food during your social outings.
Low Carb Pecan Pie Recipe
It’s NOVEMBER already! 🍁🍂🍁
Several of you mentioned wanting to make this AMAZING low carb pecan pie recipe for the holidays this year, so here’s the link in case you misplaced it:
How are things going with you this week?
It’s day four of the Year-End Winter Low Carb Challenge and I’m loving all the fun chatter in our challenge group and around the web about the great results already – and the fun food ideas!
My last food diary was for Mon, Tue & Wed of last week, before my trip. I’ll have to add Thursday & Friday to my next food diary and show you what I’ve been eating this week so far too… 😉
I would love to hear how the challenge is going for you so far, or any questions you have. I would also love to hear how YOU handle social situations, weekends & nights out with friends…
Do you find it to be a struggle to stay on track when you’re out?
Leave a comment & let’s chat!
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